Kite surfer Mark Paxton died after sea wall crash
A kite surfer died after he smashed into a sea wall in high winds, an inquest has heard.
Mark Paxton was fatally injured in the incident at Ray Creek near St Osyth, in Essex, last month.
The married father-of-one died despite an hour-long battle to save his life by paramedics, lifeboat and air ambulance crews.
The 42-year-old, from Southend, suffered multiple injuries, the hearing in Chelmsford was told.
Coroner Caroline Beasley Murray said a "gust of wind took him into the seawall" during the kite surfing trip with friends on 21 February,
The inquest at Chelmsford Coroner's Court was adjourned until 14 April.